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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Sep 20, 2011 11:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: att High Flow! Non Dead - Money ball

damn where the hell have I been? I didnt know they made a book let alone a movie about our beloved A's. COOL! Excited to see it as depressing as it is to see us being what practically amount to the freakin Yankee's MLB farm team

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Sep 20, 2011 12:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: att High Flow! Non Dead - Money ball

If you're an A's fan, you need to read the book. It's a very quick read at under 300 pgs and even non-baseball fans would like it. Billy Beane forever changed the way we look at baseball and his story is fascinating from a baseball standpoint as well as a business standpoint.

The film seems very promising. Some guys on ESPN radio saw a screening of it and say it's the best baseball movie ever made! Ahead of Major League and The Natural!

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Poster: Headstrung Date: Sep 20, 2011 12:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: att High Flow! Non Dead - Money ball

Hey I live in Santa Cruz and have friends all over the Bay area so when you speak of A's fans whom do you speak of. I don't know any current fans but several former fans. Lou Wolf has killed the A's along with MLB and their refusal to alow the team to relocate into a new stadium in downtown San Jose. Money ball my rear end; he was just lucky running on a shoestring budget and having a good farm system. How can you be a fan of a team that has young talent that is just traded away or let to sign with the big boys. Well look on the bright side; plenty of good seats are still left for the two dozen hard cores that still go to the coliseum.

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Poster: high flow Date: Sep 20, 2011 12:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: att High Flow! Non Dead - Money ball

When the glory days return, we'll be sure to kick you off the bandwagon.

Bay Area Baseball Scoreboard: A's 4, Giants 1.

Ask Red Sox and Cubs fans....true fanatics die hard. Tell your friends around the Bay Area how goofy they look in fake beards and panda hats. And ask your Giants to return my mom's broom which they confiscated at the turnstile at Game 4 of the '89 WS. Can't bring a broom in to a certain sweep? Freakin' communists!

Go A's!!

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Poster: Headstrung Date: Sep 20, 2011 12:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: att High Flow! Non Dead - Money ball

Bandwagon all the A's need is a two seater golf cart! I am not a Giants fan and like you find their fans annoying. But the A's have become a pittiful organization much to my dismay. And again, I reinterate my friends out number the attendance of most A's games. It should be the Z'ssss.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Sep 20, 2011 1:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: att High Flow! Non Dead - Money ball

whatever man. It can get depressing but doesnt change my loyalty. At one point THIS year as shitty as they did they had the best ERA in baseball of course the also had the worst offense at the time. Then when they turn it around and get a real solid offensive streak going their pitching sucked. Oh well. Some teams have NEVER been good, or havent even close to as recent as the A's. The lack of fan support does worry me for both my teams. And I'd rather everyone rag on how shitty the Coliseum is then have to pay the outrageous ticket prices they charge across the Bay.

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Poster: Headstrung Date: Sep 20, 2011 1:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: att High Flow! Non Dead - Money ball

Fair enough I can respect your loyalty. Trust me when my six year old son wants to see a game it will be at the Coliseum and not at the Giants park. What you think about the Niners buying Great America. This must be a monsterious blow to all of the "SF center of the universe" people who look down at the rest of the Bay Area. Any way it's been fun griping about sports with ya. Take it easy.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Sep 20, 2011 1:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: att High Flow! Non Dead - Money ball

havent heard that one but you pretty much nailed the mentality. Don't get me wrong I love the City but man they're snobs. I love most of the Bay Area although it doesnt really extend for me to the other side of the hills ( Walnut Creek and all that ).

Unfortunatley I don't live there any more but have been getting down there every other year or so. It will always be home to me.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Sep 20, 2011 12:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: att High Flow! Non Dead - Money ball

Awesome High Flow! I know you're from the EAST Bay like I am so we get it. See we consider ourselves from the Bay Area too but anyone on that side does nothing but talk their shit about our side of the Bay ( even though the weathers always better ) so screw them. And screw moving the team. Sacrilege!

I was Born in Oakland, lived in Hayward and Fremont during their first dynasty ( but was too young to go see or appreciate it at the time ), spent my childhood in Denver then movied back in the mid 80's where I was lucky to live just a stones throw away in Alameda. Being taken by my Dad to games a LOT, practically every weekend they were home, and during the Henderson, McGuire, Canseco, Eckersley etc etc years ( although I never saw Dave Kingman not strike out that I can remember )are some of my best experieinces ever. So yeah, OAKLAND A's all the way!

Raiders too big time but I understand you're permanently scarred from when they moved to LA. I've managed to heal since they moved back but if they did it again I don't think I could handle it. In a world of nothing but corporate sponsorship I still think in terms of how we always used to - you're team is about where you are from.